UNITE HERE members from all over the country convened in Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights legacy. April 4, 2018 marked 50 years after his assassination. His life of purposeful non-violent direct action inspired many to take up the mantle as activists, organizers, and leaders.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech was in Memphis, called “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”. He emphasized the need for economic justice alongside racial justice. The speech was in support of striking sanitation workers, who were battling against discrimination, unsafe working conditions, low pay and disrespect.
Dr. King’s message isn’t forgotten today in our fight for decent wages and respect in airline catering kitchens across the country, which is why many workers in LSG Sky Chefs, Gate Gourmet, and Flying Foods made the journey from their homes to this very important event. Read more